Sodium formate is one of the simplest organic carboxylates, white crystals or powders,density1.919g/cm3. with slightly formic acid odor. Easily soluble in water, and glycerin, slightly soluble in alcohol. Melting point253℃ (Anhydrous substance), odorless. Has reducibility.Slightly deliquescent and hygroscopicity.Non-corrosive, non-inflammable, the sodium formate is non-toxic to human body.
Sodium formate is mainly used in the production of insurance powder, oxalic acid and formic acid.It is used as camouflage acid in chromium tannery, catalyst, stabilizer and reductant in printing and dyeing industry.